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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Planting potatoes and onions

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes.  I typically manage a mid-March planting, but the condition of the soil is my primary concern.  I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Outdoors - Local area offers great fishing for White bass soon

     

    Winter days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors.
    Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an afternoon backyard barbecue.

    The rare winter temperatures may alter white bass spawning runs as well.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 15, 2017

    Lenten services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will have a Lenten Service on Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran Church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd (across from Elk Creek gas station).

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Happily ever after

    “Once upon a time,” the fairy tale beginning.  It conjures up images of a better time.  Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and “They lived happily ever after.”

    I think a lot of people are living with “Once upon a time” syndrome.  We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good.  We look back to some golden era in our childhood or in our nation’s history and want to regain that imagined glory.

  • Outdoors - Road open for Salt River fishing

     

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • Outdoors - Up and coming fisheries identified for state anglers

    The Fisheries Division’s Fishing Forecast each year presents its “Up and Coming Fisheries,” a savory menu of potential fishing trips for anglers to try in the coming year.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 8, 2017

    Lenten services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will have a Lenten Service on Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran Church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd (across from Elk Creek gas station).

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Use it or lose it

    It is already that time of year, time to get the mower out.  For me, that generally means rearranging the garage and digging the mower out from under all the junk I piled on top of it over the last few months.  Hopefully, you don’t have that problem.

  • Community mourns teen - SCHS Junior killed in Saturday night accident

     

    “The halls were so quiet and filled with tears today.”

    That was the message that accompanied a photo sent to The Spencer  Magnet on Monday, showing students dressed in flannel to show their respect for one of their classmates killed in a car accident Saturday night.

    Joseph Sheeley, 16, died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident in the Hillsborough subdivision Saturday evening a little before 9:30 p.m. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he passed away a short time later.

  • Volunteers prepare for flood scenario

     

    Mike Woodford had his eyes on Brashears Creek last Wednesday after severe storms dumped large amounts of rain to the area, causing the creek to quickly overflow its banks.

    Woodford wasn’t concerned about any property damage, as the storms moved out too quickly to cause severe flooding. But watching the levels helped him track how quickly the water could rise as he continues to help the community plan for a worst-case scenario that could mean sandbagging areas to protect Taylorsville and even a potential evacuation.